Dyke London: A Guide
Clubs may come and go, homosexuality goes in and out of style, but the life of the London dyke continues. Where to go to take care of the daily ... Show synopsis Clubs may come and go, homosexuality goes in and out of style, but the life of the London dyke continues. Where to go to take care of the daily necessities: buying underwear, kitchen equipment, food and, of course, make-up? This guide gives you the necessary, describing venues to tempt every dyke -- softball crews, discussion group-ees, lipstick lesbians and the rest -- whether pleasure and/or curiosity propels you to the genteel Vita's in Notting Hill or towards the pole dancers at Soho's Loose club. While there is no area of the city that has been refashioned for the pleasure of its resident or visiting lesbians, at the turn of the millennium there is no shortage of dedicated lesbian space, from the everyday/all day to the annual event. In London today there are sexual health clinics, dining-out groups, underwater sports clubs, yoga classes, history walks, sex shops, line-dancing nights, kick-boxing classes and comedy nights all prefixed with the L-word. Aside from the specifically lesbian or lesgay, Dyke London suggests venues and pastimes to suit whatever level of (in)visibility you might crave: those where a lesbian presence might be expected, and those where sexuality is neither ticket nor barrier. Places where a dyke in London might like to just be (apols Calvin Klein).